Impact Consulting

We help governments, quasi-government institutions and civil society:
Understand social and economic development in the Caribbean
Anticipate how economies and societies will evolve
Influence their evolution

Research Areas

Are you working in any of the following areas?

Climate change
Green economy
Blue economy
Alternative energy

Demographic change
MSME development
Economic structural change
Private sector development

So are we.
And as experts on the Caribbean, we may be able to help you get the impact that you’re seeking in this region.

Recent Projects

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Estimating the Size of the Middle Class

Greening Vehicular Transport in the Caribbean

Greening Vehicular Transport in the Caribbean

NGO Case

Determining the Optimum Cost Structure for a Development Programme

Capabilities

You have hard questions and difficult challenges. Your decisions can impact the trajectory of the Caribbean
for years to come. So we’ve trained and equipped ourselves to offer you world-class, relevant support.

Data capture and surveys

We collect data through polls and surveys online, in person and via telephone. All of our questionnaires are administered using Computer-Assisted methods, allowing faster data input and analysis.

Qualitative research

We employ a wide range of qualitative research methods, including face-to-face personal interviews, qualitative surveys, focus groups, document review and observation.

ECONOMIC AND STATISTICAL MODELLING

Most of our impact consulting projects involve some level of economic or statistical modelling. With these mathematical frameworks, we are able to observe and anticipate the complex interactions of variables

SECONDARY DATA SOURCING AND ANALYSIS

We employ a wide range of qualitative research methods, including face-to-face personal interviews, qualitative surveys, focus groups, document review and observation.

Data capture and surveys

Across our research areas, we provide consulting services to support clients in their quest to understand and influence. Our advisory services span from project conception right through to implementation and evaluation support.

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS

Visualising data using geographic coordinates reveals insights not available through any other method. By adding a geographical or spatial aspect to data, we are able to understand how situations vary both spatially and over time.

Insights

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Nowcasting with Google

Nowcasting has become widely popular in economics. In its most basic form, nowcasting can be summarised as ‘predicting the present and sometimes recent past’. Economists ‘nowcast’ because of the significant time lag in statistical releases. We often want to know what is going on in the economy in real time. So economists began looking for high frequency indicators which tend to be highly correlated with the ‘late release’ data. The problem is, even the leading indicators have a lag…until Google!

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Interview: Electric Car Rentals

In this article, we chat with Kieshelle Mcknight-Cummins from Electric Car Rentals, a new car rental company in Barbados with an ambitious mission: to be the regional leader in green transportation by providing 100% eco-friendly vehicles for rent to tourists and residents.  The company only offers electric or hybrid vehicles with zero or ultra low carbon emissions.  This is a game changing move in a region that is embracing the ideas of a green economy and sustainable tourism.

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The Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of Barbadian Young Adults

The next population census for Barbados is due in two years in 2020. By this time, the oldest Millennials will be 40 years old, comfortably in the middle of adulthood. This article considers how young adulthood has changed between the 2000 and 2010 Population census in Barbados, focusing on differences in timing and degree. The main finding is that Young Adults in 2010 were delaying starting a family and getting married, possibly due to longer stints of formal education and higher probabilities of unemployment.

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Practice leader

WINSTON MOORE

chief economic consultant

In addition to his role as Chief Economic Consultant at Antilles Economics, Professor Winston Moore is Professor of Economics and Head of Graduate Studies of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Prior to this, he held the position of Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Barbados. His recent research has examined the issues surrounding the green economy, private sector development as well as the economic impact of climate change on tourism. Professor Moore has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and his research has appeared in the Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Policy Modelling, Annals of Tourism Research, Applied Economics, and Contemporary Economic Policy. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Surrey; a MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick; and, a BSc in economics from the University of West Indies, Cave Hill.

CONTACT: OR 246.232.3252